Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’ with ‘Music’

Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’  with ‘Music’

Nearly a thousand mas’ fans showed up at Parkview Manor in Toronto on Saturday for the launch of one of the bigger bands which will hit the streets for Toronto Caribbean carnival 2017. It was   Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers or The People Band,  as Jamaal is fond of calling it, and  their  presentation of “MUSIC: […]

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address  at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  the Black Business and Professional Association’s 35th annual Harry Jerome Awards at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday. The Awards is established in memory of Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate. Presented by TD Bank, it honours the […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages for racial slur

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages  for racial slur

  By Judy Pham A black parent who was called a nigger by a recently resigned York Region District School board  trustee,  has launched a human rights complaint against the Board. Charline Grant  is seeking $20,000 in her claim for damages to her ” dignity and self respect.” Grant  said that last November Trustee Nancy […]

Guyanese man charged with murder of pregnant wife

Guyanese man charged with murder of pregnant wife

A Guyanese man was arrested  on Saturday evening by police in the Regional Municipality of Durham, east of Toronto, and charged with the murder of his pregnant wife. Nicholas Tyler Baig, 25. of  Pickering who was picked up by police in Markham, Ontario,was charged with second degree murder in the death of 27-year old  Arianna […]

Ontario court awards $80,000 to man in racial profiling case

Ontario court awards $80,000 to man  in racial profiling case

“Racial profiling has a serious impact on the credibility and effectiveness of our police services. It has led to distrust and injustice. It must stop,” wrote Justice Harriet Sachs of the Ontario Divisional court last week. Justice Sachs was writing on behalf of a panel of judges who found that  Mutaz Elmardy, a Sudanese man […]

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

  After seven months of public consultations and private meetings, Ontario Justice Michael Tulloch last week released his report on police oversight in the province. The Independent Police Oversight Review, as the report is titled, calls for greater transparency of the province’s three police watchdogs – the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the […]

Beverley Tang-Kong: artist, mentor, community builder

Beverley Tang-Kong: artist, mentor, community builder

By Michael Lashley Mississauga and the broader Caribbean community in the GTA have lost one of their guiding lights, the late Beverley Tang-Kong, affectionately known as “Bev”. Bev passed away on March 20, 2017. On March 25, 2017, her husband Jerry and her sons Andrew and Geoffrey were warmly supported by their extended family and […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

Pride Toronto which has decided to ban any official police presence at  its parade in June, receives more than $1 million annually in funding from the City of Toronto. Should Toronto City Council continue to provide funding for this organization? Howard McKitty Chef,  Dfinestcatering That’s a lot of money. I don’t think they should be […]

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